Q6 Six Clicks

6. Cyber Safety Protect Your Identity


6.Q6 Script for the animated video below


In this Quest, you will view some videos to help you think through how much information can be found out online and privacy. How much information could be found out about you in six clicks? Watch these videos closely; have you left any personal identifiers on the net? In the Digital Footprint section, we began to explore your presence. In this Quest, you will look at what might be posted through connections to others that are online.

I Can Statements

  • be safe on the Internet
  • be a good digital citizen
  • respect others' privacy

Key Vocabulary

Dossier: A dossier is a collection of documents about a particular person, event, or subject

Personal identifiers: Personal identifiers are personal information about yourself that others can use without your consent or knowledge to steal your identity. 

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1. Watch SchoolTube's "Internet Safety: Do You Really Have a Private Life Online". 

  • Discuss with a classmate or friend: Did you think your privacy settings kept others from seeing your photos or online information? What should you do?

2. Watch "6 Degrees of Information". 

  • What was this experiment about? What did he find?

3. Do you know the risks of posting inappropriate pictures, videos, or messages about yourself online?

4. Next, watch this video from Netsmartz "Two Kinds of Stupid".

5. Reflection and discussion:

  • Will your posts online, Snapchat, Instagrams, or emails impact your chance to get a job?
  • Will it prevent your application for a job or college from being considered? 

6. Share what you have learned from this Quest by using this Cybershield Template and create your own personal Cyber Shield, explaining what steps you can take to protect yourself in the Digital World. 

Completing this Quest

Save the file into your File Space and submit it as instructed by your teacher. 

Icon of digital portfolioIf you are using the Student Portfolio, complete the applicable boxes in the 6.Q6 Six Clicks Security Slide of the portfolio.

  Check off this Quest on the 21t4s roadmap 

  Proceed to the next section- 6.Q7 Cyberbullying

MITECS  Michigan Integrated Technology Competencies for Students, and

ISTE Standards for Students

2. Digital Citizen
a. Cultivate and manage their digital identity and reputation and are aware of the permanence of their actions in the digital world
b. Engage in positive, safe, legal and ethical behavior when using technology, including social interactions online or when using networked devices
c. Demonstrate an understanding of and respect for the rights and obligations of using and sharing intellectual property
d. Manage their personal data to maintain digital privacy and security and are aware of data-collection technology used to track their navigation online